2NE1’s mega hit “I Am The Best” has earned the top spot in Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. With its newest position, the group has now become only the second Korean pop singer or group to top the chart, after international YouTube sensation Psy.
“2NE1 fans have been ecstatic over the reaction to the K-pop track, originally released in June 2011 on YouTube and radio, too. The song’s official music video broke 100 million views over the weekend,” said Billboard in its article published on October 6.
The song was released over three years ago and remained on the chart for around 84 weeks before it hit its top spot.
The song was recently used as background music in an advertisement for one of Microsoft’s new tablets. A representative from YG Entertainment, 2NE1’s agency, said, “Its popularity is partly attributed to the fact that it was used in the advertisement as background music. It took 84 weeks to top the chart, proving itself as a song that has gained popularity quite steadily.”
In March, 2NE1 released its new album “Crush.” It opened at No. 61 on the Billboard 200, becoming the highest-charting Korean pop album on the chart.
By Lee Seung-ah
Korea.net Staff Writer